Updated at 1:07 a.m. EDT, May 3, 2007
The U.S. military announced
that about 4000
fresh troops arrived in the capital as part of a security crackdown that began
several weeks ago. Throughout the country today, 117 Iraqis were killed or
found dead and 81 were injured in violent attacks, including 33 suspected
militia member killed in raids. Three U.S. servicemembers were killed and two
were wounded in separate incidents in Baghdad.
A roadside bomb killed
two GIs and wounded two more in southern Baghdad. and a female
soldier was killed in western Baghdad after a bomb planted underneath
her vehicle was detonated.
In Baghdad, 30
dumped bodies were recovered from locations throughout the city. In northern
Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed
one person and injured two more. In eastern Baghdad’s Shaab neighborhood,
two people and wounded five. Gunmen killed three
Sunni brothers and torched their home in the Rusala neighborhood. In Doura,
a roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded two civilians. Near the Assyrian
party headquarters in Zayouna, a bomb killed
one and wounded two others. Late in the day, a suicide
car bomb killed
ten and wounded 35 in Sadr City. Five
guards at a Sadr City office building were injured during a mortar attack.
person was killed during a bombing in Adhamiya. In Abu Dsheer, mortars killed
three and wounded eight others.
In Mahmudiya, a bomb on a minibus
11 people and injured another. Elsewhere, mortars killed
three and wounded 15 others.
was wounded in Basra when a Katyusha rocket fell on her home. One
person was blasted to death in a separate incident. Also, two
gunmen were wounded during a clash near an MNF unit.
Gunmen in Mosul
professor Nidhal al-Asadi and another
cell phone company workers were killed in Udhaim.
on a school in Iskandariya killed
a student and injured two teachers.
A U.S. vehicle was damaged by an
explosion in Diwaniya, but no
casualties were reported.
Joint Iraqi and U.S. forces killed
eight gunmen and detained two in a security raid in Dujail.
A bomb at a home in Hilla killed
a man and wounded his wife. Two
bodies were found.
a person in Balad Ruz.
In Muqdadiya, a civilian
was gunned down.
person was attacked and killed by gunmen in Baquba.
was found dead in Kirkuk.
In Amara, gunmen killed
Turkish forces raided a village near Kani Masi,
details were given.
A mortar killed
a child in Haswa.
The Iraqi Army reported killing
25 suspects and detaining 122 others in unspecified locations. Meanwhile,
U.S. forces detained
another 12 suspects.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis